Easy Tomato Basil Tortellini Salad

Pasta salad is an essential summer staple. Highlight freshly picked summer produce with this easy tomato basil tortellini salad.


  • 20 oz. refrigerated cheese or spinach-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups halved cherry tomatoes, grape, or small heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 ears of corn, grilled or raw, kernels removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped


  1. Prepare refrigerated tortellini according to package directions.
  2. While tortellini cooks, combine olive oil, half of Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and juice, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and salt in a blender or food processor, processing until smooth. Toss the olive oil mixture with the hot, drained tortellini. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, and basil. Top with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
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